Welcoming White Cedar Essential Oil opens the heart like a silent walk through the woods. White Cedar helps to enhance fortified, focused thought. It was traditionally used by Native Americans during sacred ceremonies and for its self-care solutions, which is why it is sometimes known as "Grandmother Cedar."
Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis
Botanical Name: Cupressaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Twigs
Country of Origin: Canada
Cultivation Method: Wild harvested
Composition: 100% Thuja occidentalis
Scent Description: Sharp and woodsy with sweet, foresty-floral undertones that hints of cedar-saunas.
In Living Libations: Sacred Sage Smudge
Blends well with: Blood Orange, Clove, Lavender, Black Spruce, White Fir, Silver Fir, Douglas Fir, and Bergamot.
Uses: Home and body deodorant. House cleaning solutions. Diffuse to enhance yoga and meditation practice. External use and mainly used for air care. Use as an accent with other essential oils for colognes and blends.
Wild-crafted and steam distilled from the twigs of the Canadian White Cedar tree. This clarifying oil with its sharp, sweet, woodsy scent fosters freshly focused intent is traditionally used to cleanse and deodorize, enhance meditation, and encourage deep breathing.
White cedar is a wonderful addition to a hot, steaming bath and delightful in diffusers.
"Studding the scaly leaves and small branchlets are tear-shaped glands just visible to the naked eye. These track the upper and underside of the fronds like tiny footprints. With the aid of a hand lens, the glands can be clearly seen. They appear to hold one small teardrop of light yellow essential oil that has an opaque appearance. Injury with a thumbnail to this gland releases a strong and pleasant odor of sage mixed with camphor and a touch of lavender. This is the essential oil of white cedar. It is part but not all of the tree's living pharmacopeia."
~ Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Arboretum America: A Philosophy of the Forest